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Architectural Portfolio


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Bachelor of Architecture |  Minor in Digital Media Iowa State University


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RESUME OBJECTIVE Dedicated student at Iowa State University graduating in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Minor in Digital Media. Seeking an employment opportunity in the architectural field. Looking to enhance design abilities while being a strong contributor to a driven, creative environment.

EDUCATION Iowa State University|5th Year Architecture Program Current Cumulative GPA 3.31/4.0 Architecture Studio Cumulative GPA 3.67/4.0 Lakeville North High School|2004-2007 Cumulative GPA 4.06 Rank 25 out of 392

WORK EXPERIENCE LHB Inc.|Architectural Intern|Summer 2010 & Summer 2011 Presentation Drawings, Construction Documents, General Project and Design Work Self Employed|Construction/Landscaping|Summer 2008 & Summer 2009 House Remodeling, Yard Work, Painting, Design Work Significant Projects Sage Electrochromics, Inc.|Faribault, MN|Office/Manufacturing Plant The Greenleaf|Uptown Minneapolis, MN|Affordable Mixed Use Housing UW-Superior Ross and Hawkes Halls|Superior, WI|Dorm Renovation

HONORS & AWARDS

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER jakorby@gmail.com www.jalexarchitecture.com 952.215.6796

Recipient of the Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence Scholarship Recipient of the Michael J. Greelee Architecture Scholarship Recipient of the Lakeville, MN Rotary Club Scholarship Design portfolio selected for displayed in the Student Services Art Gallery Denver Sustainable Community Design nominated for AIA Hansen Prize Two drawings selected for the Studies in Creativity Show in MU Gallery Member of National Honor Society National Forensic League: Degree of Distinction

ACTIVITIES National Society of Collegiate Scholars Freshman Honors Program AIAS–American Institute of Architecture Students Salt Company Rome Study Abroad Program|2011 The Architecture of Sound|International Workshop

VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Cornerstone Church Hosanna Lutheran Church Habitat for Humanity Run for Malawi Running with Heart Special Olympics Rebuilding it Right Peer Tutor

SKILLS Technical: Revit, SketchUp, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Cinema 4D, Powerpoint, Microsoft Office Creative: Digital Presentation Drawings, Photorealistic Illustrations (Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic), Sketching Personal: Excellent time management and organizational skills, independent worker, ability to work in a team, open to criticism, reliable, and great communication/sales skills. *References and portfolio available upon request


AN INTIMATE EXPERIMENTAL JAZZ VENUE Located on the Fort Point Channel in Boston, this experimental concert venue for the Boston Symphony Orchestra is designed around an intimate jazz experience. The building becomes a beacon on the channel, both day and night, and extends the pedestrian boardwalk to encourage outdoor use. This comprehensive project is notable for its efficient and hierarchical programming.

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Section Looking South West

1/8” = 1’ - 0” Section Looking South East

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LINKING COLUMBUS Located in Columbus Indiana, this museum for art, design, and industrial innovation is wedged between I. M. Pei’s Public library and the Columbus Visitor’s Center. The Design extends the Library Plaza, creates a new parking structure for the area, and connects the church towers of the Eero Saarinen church and the First Presbyterian church. With these neighboring buildings, the area becomes a knowledge hub that promotes the city and encourages people to learn about Columbus. A perforated rain screen and a louvered skylight allows for natural dappled lighting to illuminate the interior of the galleries, while respecting the sensitive needs of the artwork and helping to reduce energy costs.


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Gallery

Final Presentation. (9’ x 6’)

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URBAN HOUSING IN SOHO This seven story urban housing project is sited in the Lower Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo. As a new prominent icon for the neighborhood, the design’s features showcase cuttingedge sustainable technologies that set new standards for green buildings. Operable louvers passively light and ventilate each apartment while an open atrium and hanging gardens provide for a tranquil and healthy transition from the streets of NYC into one’s dwelling. The building will house twenty three apartments, a penthouse, fitness center, and a ground floor retail space. The two images on the right show what the building would look like in the day versus the night. The next spread shows three interior renderings. One of the atrium, one of a corner suite, and then one of a standard apartment.


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Night Rendering

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Left: Atrium, Below: Standard Apartment, Above: Corner Suite


GATES RUBBER FACTORY COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT Located on the brownfield site of the former Gates Rubber Factory in Denver, CO, this was an interdisciplinary project focusing on the urban development of sustainable communities. Included in the design is medium to high density housing, a community center, conservatory, athletic complex, and entertainment district. Surrounded by major thoroughfares and bisected by numerous train lines; connection, a healthy life style, and a pedestrian friendly community were major focuses.


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CHUCK CLOSE ART CENTER Inspired by, and designed for, the artist Chuck Close, this art museum embodies the soul of the artist. Chuck close, famous for larger-than-life photorealistic and hyperrealistic paintings and prints, is paralyzed and bases his work off of a grid system. Like his art, the building is also designed around a steel grid that appears dark during the day and develops into a lighted piece of art as the night falls. The principles of Universal Design were obviously a strong focus. Included in the north tower are offices and educational studio spaces. The right tower is a ramped Guggenheim-esque gallery space. Also included in the building is a 128 seat auditorium, lobby, roof terrace, storage, vault, and security facilities. Using geothermal heating and cooling, local building materials, and a green roof, this new iconic facility for the area is also a symbol for healthy living in the city of Chicago.


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SCULPTURE STUDY

This was a quick study of how a piece of architecture can take on the form of a sculptural piece of art. The design challenge was to design a one bedroom apartment in a 18 x 22 x 18 foot concrete frame volume for a “collector� which in this case was an astronomer. The design incorporated both steel and wood framed structure and includes a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, office, and observation tower. The apartment model and sculpture are both shown above.

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ISU ARBORETUM

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Located at the ISU Arboretum in Ames, IA, this design was focused on adding a small gathering place, shelter, and restroom to the park. The design included the use of native gardens, permeable pavers, recycled wood from the site, and a restroom built into the side of the site.


A SCHOOL OF MUSIC IN ROME Completed while studying in Rome, this is a design of a School of Music in Ostiense, a quarter in the South of Rome. The design includes a circulation wall on the north side of the building that hugs the street and then opens up to a pedestrian friendly back side, breaking the program into learning modules and welcoming students from other similar neighboring facilities.

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OCTAGON ART CENTER RENOVATION

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The Octagon Center for the Arts is a non-profit community art organization located in the downtown Ames Main Street Cultural District. While restoring and preserving the current facade, the design challenge was a total redesign of an aging, deteriorating, and unfunctional interior. The resulting design is an open and fluid floor plan allowing light to penetrate deep into the building. Sculptural ribbons add an element of beauty and guide people’s circulation through the art center while cutting holes in the floors allowing light and visual connections between spaces.


SELECTED WORK AT LHB These projects were completed over the summers of 2010 and 2011 as an architectural intern at LHB in Minneapolis. My roles at LHB included making presentation drawings, working on construction documents, assisting with office and design tasks, and corresponding with various professionals. The image on the left was part of a programming study for a renovation of Ross and Hawks Hall’s on the University of Wisconsin Superior’s campus. The three images below are all presentation drawings made for the 250,000 sq.ft. office/manufacturing/ warehouse headquarters for SAGE Electrochromics Inc. in Faribault, MN.

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AS 10 The four images on this page are all proposals for PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) systems to be installed in Minneapolis/St. Paul as well as at the Minnesota Zoo.

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Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul

MN Zoo


PHOTOREALISM


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Left Page:

Justin. Colored Pencil.

Right Page:

Top- Homeless In Rome. Colored Pencil.

Left- Chad and Danielle. Colored Pencil.

Right- Liz. Graphite.


STILL LIFE DRAWING


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VISUAL STUDIES


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Left Page:

Bottom Left- Paper S.C. & Vise Grip.

Top Left- Vise Grip Tool Pattern.

Top Right- S.C. Section Cuts.

Bottom Right- Graphite Sketch.

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Top Left- Iowa Poster Collage.

Top Right- Precedent Analysis.

Bottom Right- Graphite Sketch.

Bottom Left- Precedent Study


CINEMA 4D

These renderings were all completed using Cinema 4D. The program is quite powerful in modeling both geometric and organic shapes, but its real benefit is in rendering lighting and materials. On the left page are all structural studies of the Boston Jazz Venue on page AS01. With both projects on the right, the challenge was to model familiar objects using selected materials. The Wall-E renderings were an exploration of wood and plastic material rendering. The martini glass and shaker were done in studying glass and metal.


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Thank you.

J. Alex Korby | jakorby@gmail.com |  www.jalexarchitecture.com



2012 Architecture Portfolio: J. Alex Korby